Meet Seattle’s Top Dentists

Northgate Smiles
2 min readMar 23, 2021


At Northgate Smiles, we’re proud of our Seattle Met Top Dentists. Our team has many decades of combined experience and we’re here to provide all of your family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry needs.

Our Seattle Dentists

Dr Karla Aylen DDS

Dr. Aylen was named 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Top Dentist by Seattle Met Magazine. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College and graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at the Houston Medical Center.

Dr. Gabriela Aluas DDS

Dr. Aluas was named Top Dentist, two years in a row for 2011 and 2012 and recently for 2019, 2020 and 2021 in Seattle Met Magazine. Dr. Aluas graduated in 2001 from the University of Illinois in Chicago, before relocating here to the Pacific Northwest.

David Craddock DDS

Dr. Craddock was named a 2021 Top Dentist by Seattle Met Magazine. He received his undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University in 1988, followed by his dental degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1992.

Dr. Richard Ansong, Prosthodontist

Dr. Ansong was named Top Dentist for 2019 and 2021 in Seattle Met Magazine. He graduated from the University of Washington with a masters in prosthodontics. He earned his dental degree and completed a rigorous fellowship in implantology at Columbia University in New York.

Tatyana Pihur DMD

Dr. Tatyana Pihur graduated from University of Louisville School of Dentistry with her Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree in 2011. In 2019, Dr. Pihur moved to Seattle with her family.

Dr. Amir Emam, DDS, Periodontist

Dr. Emam graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago, with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1999.

About Northgate Smiles

Our team of Seattle dentists provides care for every member of the family. From pediatric dentistry and Invisalign braces for kids to cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening, our experienced family dentists are ready to care for your needs.



Northgate Smiles

We are committed to providing personalized cosmetic dentistry and family dental care in a comfortable, professional atmosphere.